(Los Angeles) The horror film The Nun II remains at the top of the North American box office rankings by recording $14.7 million in revenue, according to figures published Sunday by the specialist firm Exhibitor Relations.
This new chapter in the Conjuring saga, from Warner Studios, depicts a gothic tale of demonic possession, starring Taissa Farmiga, Belgian actor Jonas Bloquet, and Storm Reid.
A Haunting in Venice, the new Hercule Poirot from British director and actor Kenneth Branagh, is hot on the heels of The Nun II with $14.5 million in revenue between Friday and Sunday for its first days of release.
For analyst David A. Gross, it’s a “mixed release” in North America, specifying however that with a budget of 60 million dollars, “the film is not going to lose money” at the end of its exploitation in foreign cinemas.
After Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile, Kenneth Branagh takes on the mustache of Agatha Christie’s famous Belgian detective to bring him out of retirement and participate in a spiritualism session in Venice, where – suspense – someone is murdered. Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh and American Tina Fey are also there.
On the last step of the podium, The Equalizer 3 pocketed $7.2 million. This third part of the series follows the adventures of an ex-Marine and anti-drug agent, this time confronted by the Italian mafia.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 ranks fourth with $4.7 million in revenue. The American comedy, which tells the story of a family trip to Greece, was written and directed by Nia Vardalos, the actress who made herself known in the first two opuses.
Still clinging to the top five, director Greta Gerwig’s Barbie took in $3.9 million for a total of $626 million after nine weeks in North America.